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Delivering the Budget

Delivering the Budget

Minister of Finance Michael Cullen makes the annual Budget speech in May 2005. The Budget speech (and the debate that follows) is the main event of the parliamentary year. It sets out the government's finances for the year past, its estimates for the year to come, and its policies and strategies for the economy as a whole.

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John E. Martin, 'Parliament - The business of government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33689/delivering-the-budget (accessed 26 August 2019)

Story by John E. Martin, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015